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The National Governors’ Association (NGA) and the Wellcome Trust have jointly developed the Framework for Governance, an essential document for all governing boards to help them effectively carry out their vital role. It is a flexible guide, so can be used by any school regardless of phase, type or governance structure.
Strong school governance is arguably more important now than it has ever been – governing boards have more responsibility and are held accountable for the performance of the school more rigorously than ever before. The Framework for Governance aims to help governors and trustees successfully meet these challenges. It sets out how governors can evaluate their own practice, using Twenty key questions for a governing board to ask itself; how to set the strategic direction for a school; and how to monitor progress against the strategy using high-level performance indicators that go much further than just exam results.